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Drug Racketeering Bill Passes House (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-29

Duration: 00:05:15

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | Crime | Drug traffic | RACKETEERING | Louisiana. Office of State Police | Airplanes


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Weaver, Loy Speaker
  • Garrison, Bo Interviewee


This segment from the April 29, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the House passage of Governor Dave Treen’s proposed drug racketeering bill, which aims to catch major drug dealers by allowing law enforcement to seize illegal drug trafficking money that has been funneled into legitimate businesses. This report includes an interview with Colonel Bo Garrison of the Louisiana State Police on the need for this legislation, as well as footage of the property recently seized by the State Police because it was used in the transportation of illegal drugs. Host: Beth George